Mary Boone, State Librarian
ORG The State of North Carolina Title BIO Mary L. Boone was appointed State Librarian of North Carolina in November 2005. Prior to coming to the State Library, Mary was a Foreign Service Library and Information Resource Officer with the United States Information Agency and the U.S. Department of State for over twenty years, from 1985 - 2005, during which time she rose to the rank of Senior Foreign Service. Mary's service included tours in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Foreign Service, Mary served as director of the Chapel Hill Public Library from 1978 to 1985 and was a founding member of the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association. She is also a member of the North Carolina Library Association, the American Library Association, and the American Foreign Service Association. A native of North Carolina, Mary received her BA and MSLS degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association presented her with its Distinguished Alumni Award in December 2003. The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association presented her with the Library Director of the Year Award in December 2009.